Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Aaaand Scene!
















Sophie: I'm hungry.

Me: Do you want a string cheese?

S: YEAH!!

Me: (grabbing one out of the fridge) Are you sure you want a string cheese?

S: YEAAAHHH!!!

Me: (as I begin to unwrap it) You definitely want a string cheese?

S: Yes, yes, yes! (arms outstretched, jumping up and down)

Me: (holding out string cheese to her, big enticing smile on my face) Here you go, baby.

S: (turning away) Ummm, no.

Replay this scene about 114 times a day and you begin to understand why my kid is so skinny and my ass is still the size of Texas as I eat the stupid string cheese/apple/peppers/crackers/toast/bagel/egg sandwich because I'm tired of throwing food out.

22 comments:

  1. Girl, you crack MY arse up!

    What is it with picky eaters? Grrr... Mine is 12, and still won't eat cheese, pizza, anything with sauce/gravy, chocolate or hot dogs.

    But give the kid a piece of grilled salmon, and he's in seventh heaven. Go figure.

    Good luck with yours.

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  2. All that wasted food just drives me nuts, too. Two of the people in my house need full-fat everything, and they are the ones who keep on rejecting food.

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  3. I hear ya! We have the same issue here that I have started a new rule. Either you eat the food you ask for or you will sit on the naughty chair. I realize this could put my kids on a hunger strike but so far, they either eat or don't ask.

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  4. She has learned the power of "No". Perhaps it's a lesson Mom needs to learn as well. As in, "No, not this time. You didn't eat the LAST cheese/apple/peppers/crackers/toast/bagel/egg sandwich you had asked for. So this time? The answer is "No"."

    Or words to that effect.

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  5. I don't have this problem at my house seeing as how Stephen will eat anything not moving. Seriously that kid eats enough for a small country in Indonesia. Maybe you should send your goodies to him? He would eat them I swear. :)

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  6. See, I have the complete opposite problem. My boys just go to the fridge, or through the cabinets, and they eat EVERYTHING THEY SEE. All day and all night long. SNACK SNACK SNACK SNACK. As soon as they're finished a meal, THEY ASK FOR A SNACK. Sigh.

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  7. Grayson says No to everything. Everything. Even if he means yes. It's difficult to tell when no is no and no is yes.

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  8. Exact same thing happening at our house. Driving me NUTS!!

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  9. Yup. Same thing happening here. I ate Azita's breakfast this morning. And her dinner last night. And I also ate my breakfast and dinner. So, basically for Christmas Roger might need to get me a Wide Load sign for my rear so people can stay out of my way.

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  10. My girls used to do the same thing. They've stopped, but I can't remember at what age.

    Not much help, am I?

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  11. Oh dude, you so know what I go through! And I thought it was just my weirdo kid. He will also beg for food, then ask me what I have and I list said items, only to have him whine that I should just pick. But when I pick he cries, "No!!!"....so he ends up with cereal. That never gets eaten but sits on the kitchen table for 6 hours.

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  12. Ah, yes. I am familiar with this diet.

    Cute picture of Sophie!

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  13. OMG...we go through that here too! Soooooo annoying!

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  14. My kids do that with clothes. If I pick it out, they won't wear it. Unfortunately, my kids never turn down snack food which is why they will have have "arses" as big as their mama someday.

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  15. Aw, LOL, what a sweet post. And funny! lol

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  16. See, my wife complains, saying I should offer my boy food I don't like (but is good for him), but I know the deal.

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  17. I eat all the scraps -- keeping my weight up, one PB&J crust at a time.

    What I'm dealing with here is Bub telling me every five minutes that he is hungry and needs a snack. All he really wants is candy. Drives me nuts.

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Give me some sugar, baby!